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Before the Mitzvah, and Before Repair, We Need the Relationship

The Meaning of Coronating Hashem on Rosh Hashanah

57 min

Class Summary:

This text based class, on Likkutei Sichos vol. 4 Rosh Hashanah, was presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Monday, Parshas Nitzavim, 22 Elul, 5781, August 30, 2021, live from his home in Monsey, NY.

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    Where is the second half of this class? 
    thank you! 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Emotional and physical succor presupposes a relationship

    Always? 

    Perhaps volunteering to provide emotional or physical succor to a person with whom we DO NOT have a relationship is even higher because it's VOLUNTARY!? 

    Sure, before one gives to a spouse one must marry them and create a relationship. That's an obligation and detail that arises from the relationship. Same for us and Hashem 

    But one can give to another who is a stranger and with whom we have no relationship. There is no obligation to do so because there is no prior relationship  Giving tzedaka to a stranger is an example.  

    Perhaps giving WITHOUT a prior demanding relationship is HIGHER than giving because there is an obligation to do do arising out of that Relationship? 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Can those who haven't done teshuva, who have aveirahs

    Coronate Hashem? 

    Or must the Coronator (each of us) must be sin free after having done teshuva?

    Sure one must first coronate before accepting detailed individual laws, but must one do teshuva to be a sin free Coronator even before that? 

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    So, on Rosh Hashana we must do 2 things

    1. As part of aseres yemai teshuva we must do teshuva like all 10 days.

    2. Unique to Rosh Hashana itself we must coronation Hashem.  

    Sure before accepting detailed individual laws one must recognize the authority of the leader, the constitution.   

    But Teshuva and Coronation at once? 

    One might think that one must be humble before and while coronating. Coronation means to submit to another. This requires humility, submission etc. But the concept of  teshuva is really another matter altogether unless one says that the coronator must be pure, cleansed of sin.  I.e. if coronation requires pure sin free coronators then there is indeed a relationship between teshuva and coronation.  

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Rambam didn't include teshuva as a numbered mitzvah

    Because it's higher than all other mitzvos. 

    But....belief in Hashem, belief in Moshe and the Torah are ALSO higher than all other mitzvos and are also fundamental.  

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    Teshuva is unique because it repairs other defective mitzvahs

    But.....what repairs defective teshuva? More teshuva? Like learning or drinking more until .......

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    Sarah Goldberg -2 years ago

    When someone says "between this and that"

    It can be exclusive or inclusive of the 2 polar ends. 

    E.g. "between Sunday and Shabbos" if you mean inclusive it's 7 days and if you mean exclusive its 5 days. 

    I.e. the term "between" is vague. 

    "Bein Kach oo Bein Kach" can mean ALL yidden and not excluding anyone. 

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    Sara Metzger -2 years ago

    Someone asked

    What are some of the minhagim. are there to be done on the aseres Yamai hatshuva?

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    Sarah Goldbergl -2 years ago

    The home page on TheYeshiva.net reorganized such that

    Instead of clicking on the Monday class one must first click on "live classes" and then scroll down and across (at least in mobile phone format) to get to the class.

    I.e. many extra clicks and steps which are not obvious.  

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Chassidus: Likkutei Sichos Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • August 30, 2021
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Dedicated by Tzvi Jacobs for refuah sheleima for Zev ben Leah (Dr. Zelenko)

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